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Demos : The Discovery of Classical Attika - Robin Osborne


The Discovery of Classical Attika

Hardcover Published: 29th March 1985
ISBN: 9780521267762
Number Of Pages: 300

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Demos is a study of a classical city-state. It is the first attempt to provide an integrated account which gives due attention to the countryside as well as the urban areas of a polis. Concentrating on classical Athens, for which the literary and archaeological evidence is richest, Dr Osborne establishes the nature of settlement in the countryside and explores how this relates to the farming of the land, the exploitation of mineral resources, and the nature of political participation in both local and central politics. Further studies reveal the way in which the countryside was structured by religious institutions and cults and by the nature of the family.

List of maps
List of plates
The polis and its politai
The Central Thesis
The pattern of settlement of classical Attika
The pattern of land-holding in classical Attika
Demes and democracy: local politics and the politics of locality
Athenian stone resources and their exploitation
Patterns of exploitation in the Athenian silver mines
Kinsmen and neighbours, choosing and using
The religious factor: confirmation or alternative?
The replacement of Athens
Index of passages cited
General index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521267762
ISBN-10: 0521267765
Series: Cambridge Classical Studies
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 29th March 1985
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.53